Council has identified that the Moorabool Planning Scheme is in need of a comprehensive review. The last substantial review was undertaken in 2006, while a further administrative review was undertaken in 2014.
Council is seeking your feedback on this important strategic project. Feedback must be provided by 14 July 2020.
This full review of the Moorabool Planning Scheme is being undertaken to meet Council’s legislative requirements, and also to:
Bring the planning scheme in line with State government direction on the form and content of planning schemes;
Align the planning scheme with other Moorabool Shire strategic projects;
Reflect the major and emerging strategic issues facing Moorabool Shire; and
Remove errors and out of date parts of the planning scheme.
The goal is an amended Moorabool Planning Scheme that meets the following three drivers.
Planning scheme reviews are required to be undertaken every four years. The last comprehensive review of Moorabool Planning Scheme was more than four years ago, so a review is considered timely.
The planning scheme review process allows gaps to be identified, assisting in mapping out a future strategic work program for the municipality.
The Need to Modernise
The State government is currently undertaking broad reform of the planning system in Victoria. As part of these reforms, planning schemes will be reformatted to be more streamlined, user-friendly and offer greater certainty and assistance in decision-making.